On Jan. 24, the Collingwood Arts Center will bring the touring company of the off-Broadway hit “Menopause The Musical” into the Lois M. Nelson Theatre.
The play got its start in a 76-seat perfume-shop-turned-theater in Orlando, Fla., in 2001. Writer/producer Jeanie Linders created the show as a celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived The Change.
“Most women know intuitively every other woman is experiencing the memory loss or night sweats or hot flashes. They talk about it with their friends and, on occasion, with their spouses. But, when they’re in a theater with hundreds of women all shouting ‘that’s me!’ then they know what they are experiencing is normal,” Linders said. “They aren’t crazy; they call it a ‘sisterhood.’ ”
The show tells the story of four women at a Bloomingdale’s lingerie sale, who share the bond of common experience through womanhood. Featured are Liz Hyde, Sherri Brown-Webster, Stephanie Pascaris and Yvette McGregor. Kathryn Conte is directing the production.
The net proceeds from the show’s opening night performance will benefit the Collingwood Arts Center, located at 2413 Collingwood Blvd., which for the last 20 years has served as the only residential artists community in the state of Ohio. Tickets are $37.89 for balcony seating, and $41.99 for ground floor. Tickets can be purchased by calling (419)-244-2787. Visit www.collingwoodartscenter.org for more information.